Washington's


Aug
21 Sat
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The Mountain Goats

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $26.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 21, 2021 12:00 AM to August 21, 2021 9:45 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 9, 2020 9:59 AM to August 21, 2021 9:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION




ATTENTION:


The Mountain Goats show rescheduled for May 14th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for Aug. 21st, 2021. 

A message from the band: "Out of our continued concern for the health and safety of all our fans we have moved the show once again. We cannot wait to play again for you and really appreciate all of you that have held onto your tickets throughout these date changes!"

Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase only. Refunds will not be honored after July 31st, 2021. Please send a message to boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com with questions or refund requests. See you soon!

The Mountain Goats with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards




There is always water.


In flowing rivers, in falling raindrops, in waves that will tear us to pieces, in ice cold glasses toasting the living and the dead. Water can carve away at mountainsides over eons, or come crashing over the city in an instant. Animals, fugitives, loners, and crumbling signs of life swim through the depths of the Mountain Goats’ ​Getting Into Knives​, due October 23 via Merge. Like an eight-foot swell of blades, John Darnielle, Matt Douglas, Peter Hughes, and Jon Wurster ground the songs in the impermanence of permanence and the certainty of uncertainty, the casual and subtle threat that everything will come to an end.


“There are a number of ways that you can find yourself underwater,” Darnielle explains.


The Mississippi River slithers alongside the sprawl of Memphis, separating Tennessee from Arkansas. That constant churn fuels the city’s energy, marking it as a hub long before it became a beating heart of soul, blues, and country. The Mountain Goats tapped into that devotion by decamping from North Carolina to Sam Phillips Studio, a spot that played home to sessions for The Cramps and was designed to be a post-show hangout for Elvis Presley. The quartet​ packed into the studio to bask in its past, alongside guests including Charles Hodges, who played organon Al Green’s genre-defining hits.


The camaraderie didn’t end at the studio. “We would work until midnight and then ​return to the house where all four of us were staying, directly across the street from the studio, and hang out for hours on the patio,” Darnielle says. Cohabitation radiates throughout ​Getting Into Knives​,many tracks featuring seven or more musicians playing at once. The skittering warm-up intro and barn-burning density of heavy metal drums on “As Many Candles As Possible” and the giddy shuffle of “Corsican Mastiff Stride” revel in full-band layering and experimentation. “A bunch of people playing together is inherently joyous,” Darnielle says. But as may be expected from Darnielle, even the most joyous-sounding songs can be full of emotional complexity.






Sep
21 Tue
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Andy Shauf

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $23.00
PRESALE: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 21, 2021 12:00 AM to September 21, 2021 11:00 PM
PRESALE Venue Presale: June 24, 2021 10:00 AM to June 25, 2021 10:00 AM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 25, 2021 10:00 AM to September 20, 2021 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Andy Shauf with Opening Act TBA

Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician’s songs unfold like short fiction: they’re densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline (out January 24 via ANTI-), he sets a familiar scene of inviting a friend for beers on the opening title track: “I said, ‘Come to the Skyline, I’ll be washing my sins away.’ He just laughed, said ‘I’ll be late, you know how I can be.'” The LP’s 11 interconnected tracks follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. While its overarching narrative is riveting, the real thrill of the album comes from how Shauf finds the humanity and humor in a typical night out and the ashes of a past relationship.

For The Neon Skyline, Shauf chose to start each composition on guitar instead of his usual piano. He says, “I wanted to be able to sit down and play each song with just a guitar without having to rely on some sort of a clever arrangement to make it whole.” The resulting album finds its immediacy in simplicity. While the arrangements on folksy “The Moon” are unfussy and song-centered like the best Gordon Lightfoot offerings, his drive to experiment is still obvious. This is especially so on the unmoored relationship autopsy “Thirteen Hours,” which boasts an arrangement that’s both jazzy and adventurous.

With any album about a lost love, the key ingredient is a generosity and kindness that can only come from a writer as empathic as Shauf. On the standout personality-filled single “Try Again,” the narrator, his friends, and his ex find themselves at a new bar. The former lovers’ reunion is awkwardly funny and even sweet, as he sings, “Somewhere between drunkenness and charity, she puts her hand on the sleeve of my coat. She says ‘I’ve missed this.’ I say “I know, I’ve missed you too.” She says, ‘I was actually talking about your coat.'” It’s a charming moment on a record filled with them. Shauf’s characters are all sympathetic here, people who share countless inside jokes, shots, and life-or-death musings on things like reincarnation when the night gets hazy.

On top of heartbreak, friendship, and the mundane moments of humanity that define his songwriting, Shauf makes music that explores how easy it is to find yourself in familiar patterns and repeat the same mistakes of your past. His characters wonder, “Did this relationship end too soon? Would going to another bar cheer my friend up?” Or in the case of the foreboding “Living Room,” where a character asks herself, “How hard is it to give a shit?” the songs on The Neon Skyline ultimately take solace in accepting that life goes on and things will be okay. Shauf says, “there’s moments on the album where the characters are thinking ‘this is the end of the world.’ But there are also moments with some clarity and perspective: Nothing is the end of the world.”

Venue Presale:
10:00 AM
Jun 24, 2021
 Public Onsale:
10:00 AM
Jun 25, 2021
 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Sep 21, 2021
Oct
1 Fri
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The Menzingers

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 11, 2021 10:00 AM to September 30, 2021 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2021 12:00 AM to October 1, 2021 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Menzingers with Opening Act TBA

Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On their new album Hello Exile, the Philadelphia-based punk band take
their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, Hello Exile ultimately maintains the irrepressible spirit that’s always defined the band.

The sixth full-length from The Menzingers, Hello Exile arrives as the follow-up to After the Party: a 2017 release that landed on best-of-the-year lists from outlets like Clash and Noisey, with Stereogum praising its “almost unfairly well-written punk songs.” In
creating the album, the band again joined forces with producer Will Yip (Mannequin Pussy, Quicksand), spending six weeks recording at Yip’s Conshohocken, PA-based Studio 4. “That’s the longest amount of time we’ve ever worked with Will,” notes Barnett. “We wanted to make sure these stories didn’t get lost in the music, so we kept it to a lot of room sounds with the guitar and bass and drums.”

Despite that subtler sonic approach, Hello Exile still rushes forward with a restless urgency—an element in full force on the album-opening “America (You’re Freaking Me Out).” With its pounding rhythms and furious guitar riffs, the viscerally charged track
provides a much-needed release for all those feeling frenzied by the current political climate. “We’re living in a pretty insane time, where all you can think about every single day is ‘What the hell is going on with this country?’” says Barnett. “But as I was writing
that song I realized that it’s kind of always freaked me out, especially coming-of-age during the Iraq War. I love so much about America, but I think you can’t deny that there are some people in power who are absolutely evil.”

Elsewhere on Hello Exile, The Menzingers turn their incisive songwriting to matters of love and romance, exploring the glories and failures of human connection. A wistful piece of jangle-pop, “Anna” paints a portrait of lovesick longing, complete with dreamy
recollections of wine-drunk kitchen dancing. And on “Strangers Forever,” the band shifts gears for a searing tribute to parting ways, backing their spiky guitars with brilliantly barbed lyrics (e.g., “Maybe it’s for the better if we both stay strangers forever”).


With the band achieving that soul-baring intimacy all throughout the album, Hello Exile emerges as The Menzingers’ most emotionally daring work to date. “We’ve always been in love with good songwriting and the beauty of taking a song to its fullest potential, but with this album I feel like we’re really becoming the band we’ve always wanted to be,” says Barnett. Not only a creative turning point for The Menzingers, that uncompromising honesty helps fulfill their mission of leaving each listener with a potent sense of solidarity. “A lot of these songs are looking at different life challenges—they’re stories of people at some sort of crossroads,” Barnett says. “We might not have the answers for anybody, but hopefully the songs will help them to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and know that they’re not alone in whatever tough decisions they’re facing.”
Oct
18 Mon
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Reckless Kelly

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 9, 2020 10:22 AM to August 25, 2021 11:59 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 26, 2021 12:00 AM to August 26, 2021 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION




ATTENTION:


The Reckless Kelly show that was rescheduled for Thursday August 26th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for Monday October 18th, 2021. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before June 7th,2021, please respond to the email sent through Eventbrite or Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. You have until end of day July 31st, 2021 to request your refund; any refund requests dated August 1st, 2021 or after will not be honored. We appreciate your support for Reckless Kelly and Washington’s and we will see you all soon!




Reckless Kelly with Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts


Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas.


The band’s co-founders and frontmen toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. They performed on The Tonight Show twice. Their father taught his four sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. They overcame hardships, struggled for recognition, and learned the lessons of the trial and error that defined them.


In one sense, it’s remarkable in the way of any musician, athlete, or businessperson who bucks the odds. In another, though, it’s utterly natural that Reckless Kelly, born in the dreams of the two Braun brothers and their heritage but nurtured in the bumpy road of maturity, became the very essence of Americana music in all its far-flung glory.


“We came along in that second wave of the movement,” Cody Braun says. “Son Volt’s album Trace had a major effect on us. People like Joe Ely, Ray Kennedy and Robert Earl Keen were always big supporters. Our goal was to make music that had a country vibe but a solid rock edge.”


In the end, all the recipe required was to just add water. Water facilitates life. It enriches the soul. As Music Row magazine proclaimed, “In my perfect world, this is what country radio would sound like.”


“This” is Reckless Kelly.






Oct
20 Wed
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The High Kings

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 20, 2021 12:00 AM to October 20, 2021 10:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 9, 2020 10:20 AM to October 19, 2021 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



ATTENTION:


The High Kings show that was rescheduled for March 30th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for October 20th, 2021. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 2/2/2021, please respond to the email sent through Eventbrite or the Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. We appreciate your support for The High Kings and Washington’s and we will see you all soon!




The High Kings


The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and newest member Paul O’ Brien. The High Kings formed in June 2007 when Brian, Darren, Finbarr and former member Martin Furey were asked to join a brand new Irish ballad group by David Kavanagh after he had noticed a gap in the market for a band specialising in traditional Irish music.


 


It didn’t take long during there first studio rehearsal for them to realise that the way their individual voices blended together, that they were onto something special. The High Kings play 13 instruments between them creating the unique sound and atmosphere that they still showcase to this day. This was confirmed when their self-titled debut album reached number 2 on the world Billboard Music chart. In March 2009 The High Kings played 5 consecutive sold out shows to a packed audience in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.


 


 





Oct
27 Wed
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Todd Snider

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA SEATED: $34.00
GA STANDING MEZZANINE: $24.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA SEATED / GA STANDING MEZZANINE Public Onsale: June 11, 2021 10:00 AM to October 27, 2021 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Todd Snider with Opening Act TBA

You don't often hear about an artist reinventing their sound eighteen albums into a celebrated career. But for Todd Snider, his latest release, First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder, isn't so much a sudden change in direction as an arrival after years of searching.
 
“After my last album Agnostic Hymns, I felt like I was out of ideas and I just didn't know where to go next,” Snider says. “So I did a side project with the Hard Working Americans, and I learned a ton. I tried to study music by other people, and come to this record hoping that I'd have something new to say. I wanted to do what I was calling 'funk in back and busking up front, with White Album-y shit scattered about.' I had done a lot of listening to Parliament and James Brown and lots of reggae music, too. It's embarrassing to admit, but I've been trying to think of this sound all my life. This is the closest I've come to thinking, 'Man, I don't know that I've heard anything like this before.'”
 
Especially within the often too-purist context of Americana, the record's sound is refreshingly experimental. More funk than folk, more Sly Stone than singer-songwriter, it's fatback-style grooves, full of ghost notes and disparate syncopated elements, slither and slide around Snider's acoustic guitar with caduceus-like precision. The arrangements are given extra texture and atmosphere by ace mixer/multi-instrumentalist Tchad Blake (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello). On songs like “Never Let A Day Go By,” “Stoner Yodel Number One” and “The Get Together,” there is a taut, dry snap, an intimacy that invites you inside and best of all, opens up space for Snider's husky voice and thought-provoking lyrics to breathe and connect. It's music that makes you move, smile and think all at once.
 
“My main collaborator on all the grooves was Robbie Crowell,” Snider says. “He'd played one show with [my band] the Bulldogs, and he and I started hanging and listening to funk songs. He gave me an education on drummers. Most of the time, I started with a basic kick and snare pattern, and I'd sing. Then he would add more groove, and I'd chisel more melody out of that. Robbie knew that I wanted to do something idiosyncratic, without any reference to other records. So a snare might not go with the kick drum, in a logical way. We were trying to get drum sounds and grooves that made their own kind of sense. We'd build it up, add parts, tear it apart, build it back up. The songs went through a lot of different incarnations. But we had so much fun trying to find the grooves.” 
 
Since debuting in 1994, Snider has gone through his own incarnations. His first single “Talking Seattle Blues” was a head fake that might've pointed to goofy novelty songs. But he quickly showed that his artistic quiver was much deeper and more interesting.  A storyteller who works a similar creative soil to John Prine and Shel Silverstein, Snider's best songs are both sad and funny, political and entertaining, and always written with a poet's eye and a stand-up comedian's sensibility about the follies of human condition. While he's made eighteen fine albums, it's on stage where Snider is even more potent, with between-song banter that weaves subtle emotional threads through his sets. A road dog who loves the road, Snider has toured with Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jimmy Buffett, and appeared at festivals like Farm Aid, Newport Folk Fest, Lockn’ and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
$24.00 - $34.00
Oct
29 Fri
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The Motet

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $38.00
PRESALE: $35.00
RADIO PRESALE: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PRESALE Venue Presale: June 24, 2021 10:00 AM to June 25, 2021 10:00 AM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 25, 2021 10:00 AM to October 28, 2021 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 29, 2021 12:00 AM to October 29, 2021 10:00 PM
RADIO PRESALE CO Sound Presale: June 24, 2021 10:00 AM to June 25, 2021 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
An Evening with The Motet

Since 1998, The Motet have inspired the world with their unique style of dance music. Over the course of nine full-length albums, they’ve traversed the lines between funk, soul, jazz, and rock and built a diehard audience in the process. They’ve headlined Red Rocks Amphitheatre six times and sold out countless legendary venues coast-to-coast. In addition to racking up nearly 20 million total streams and views, they’ve also garnered widespread acclaim from numerous publications including Relix, Glide Magazine, and AXS. The band has also graced the stages of festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bottlerock, Electric Forest, Bumbershoot, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.

Venue Presale:
10:00 AM
Jun 24, 2021
CO Sound Presale:
10:00 AM
Jun 24, 2021
 Public Onsale:
10:00 AM
Jun 25, 2021
 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Oct 29, 2021
Oct
30 Sat
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An Evening with Lotus

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $38.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 11, 2021 10:00 AM to October 29, 2021 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 30, 2021 12:00 AM to October 30, 2021 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
An Evening with Lotus

Lotus has always been difficult to define musically. An instrumental jamband that stayed away from the goofy and gimmicky, they have favored groove-based improvisation instead of gaudy solos and noodling. Influences of classic electronic dance music, funk, post-rock and dance-rock have all made their way into the Lotus sound. Over the years, their unique musical blend of electronica with jam music has helped forge a new path in the jamband landscape, influencing many younger bands in the scene.

The long-running quintet have returned in 2020 with Free Swim, their new studio album out independently August 21st, which pays homage to the greats of music’s past, built on the bones of what the five members of Lotus listen to and have absorbed over time. In similar fashion to the old-school way of making mixtapes on cassette, where the best always managed to surprise with each new song while still sharing a similar DNA, the 10 songs on Free Swim are not boxed in by any genre or tonal palette, but the shared molecular grid is joy and wonder. It’s an eclectic and groovy instrumental mix of funk, disco, jazz and psychedelia, packed with catchy melodies and killer grooves looking to bring happiness to listeners.

“Luke named the track ‘Free Swim’ and I thought it also made a great album name,” explains Jesse. “Free swim can be read a couple of different ways, but I think both can apply to Lotus’s music. The first brings me back to childhood when my mom would drive myself and four brothers to the public pool. The free swim time was pure, unrestrained joy as we soared off the diving boards and burned off excess energy swimming for hours in the summers. The second reading is becoming free while swimming. I picture the feeling of weightlessness in open water in some beautiful, remote location. When we write for Lotus, we try to use the energy of a live show to guide our arrangements. I always hope it can take people to a place that feels joyous, energized and free.”

Free Swim mines dance grooves from soulful funk to dirty disco to build instrumental songs with a signature Lotus sound. The album, the follow-up to the band’s 2018 audio and video album experience Frames Per Second and 10th full-length studio album overall, not including their multiple live, EP and remix collections, was written and produced by the group’s Jesse and Luke Miller and recorded in early 2020 at Spice House Sound in Philadelphia. Free Swim opens with lead single “Catacombs,” inviting listeners to descend into the depths of groovy-funky jazz. From “Catacombs” to the vintage funk of “Sepia Rainbow” and “Earl of Grey” and the head-bopping cosmic disco tune “Bjorn Gets A Haircut,” Free Swim will make you want to move.

The first incarnation of Lotus (including Luke Miller and Mike Rempel) came together for a music showcase in 1998 at Goshen College in Indiana. In the summer of 1999, Jesse Miller joined, and the band began writing and performing on a regular basis. Albums such as their debut studio release, Nomad (2006) have become a touchstone for how to organically fuse elements of electronica with jam music. Now two decades together, Lotus has toured actively throughout the US working their way up from dingy basement clubs to world-class venues such as Red Rocks. They've become festival favorites, playing everything from Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco and Outside Lands to Ultra Music Festival and Electric Forest, building a hyper-loyal following along the way. The band also hosts their own annual SummerDance Festival in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Nov
6 Sat
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Anderson East

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.00
VIP PACKAGE: $89.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 6, 2021 12:00 AM to November 6, 2021 10:00 PM
VIP PACKAGE Public Onsale: June 10, 2021 10:00 AM to October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 11, 2021 10:00 AM to November 5, 2021 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Anderson East with Bendigo Fletcher

Maybe We Never Die, Anderson East's third release for Elektra/Low Country Sound takes the Alabama born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s seductively vintage voice in a decidedly fresh direction. The 12 tracks flow together with an overarching sense of urgency but maintain distinct musical boundaries. The energy toggles between a hunger for vulnerability in togetherness and a clinging to solitude as a romantic self-defense. There is consternation with the speed and volume at which the world operates and solace to be found in the simple act of getting up and going. And the beguiling title track, with its woozy strings swirling around East’s celestial falsetto as it curls towards the ceiling like smoke is, as they say, a whole mood; a sense of a single night’s dusk-to-sunrise contemplation.Collaborating once again with Dave Cobb along with longtime bandleader and now co-producer Philip Towns, East has found an enticing new avenue, one that maintains a connection to his past but keeps his eyes on the road ahead.

Maybe We Never Die is East's first new music since 2018's breakthrough album, Encore, which featured the Grammy-nominated #1 AAA radio single, "All On My Mind." Heralded by critics, The New York Times praised Encore as, “...an often lustrous revisiting of raucous Southern soul, rousingly delivered and pinpoint precise. He has a voice full of extremely careful scrape and crunch, but his howls never feel unhinged," while Rolling Stone declared, “On Encore, East’s influences meld seamlessly, stacking the album with Stax-worthy R&B grooves,gospel-blues ooohs and aaahs, surging keys and blasting brass.” Known for his magnetic live performances, East and his band have performed sold-out shows worldwide and have been featured on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!,"CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and "CBS This Morning Saturday," NBC's "TODAY" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers," PBS' "Austin City Limits" and more.

Anderson East Pre-Show Experience is available for purchase!

PACKAGE DETAILS:
•    One general admission ticket 
•    Early venue entry
•    Exclusive pre-show Q&A with Anderson East
•    Intimate pre-show acoustic performance by Anderson East
•    Exclusive tour poster signed by Anderson East
•    Official pre-show laminate
•    Merchandise shopping before doors open to the general public
•    Limited availability 
 
For questions regarding the VIP packages, please reach out to info@future-beat.com. 
VIP merchandise will be distributed at the show.
$25.00 - $89.00
Nov
20 Sat
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Yonder Mountain String Band

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 9, 2020 9:56 AM to November 19, 2021 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 20, 2021 12:00 AM to November 20, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



ATTENTION:


The Yonder Mountain String Band show that was rescheduled for March 21st, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for November 20th, 2021. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 2/2/2021, please respond to the email sent through Eventbrite or the Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. We appreciate your support for Yonder Mountain String Band and Washington’s and we will see you soon!




Yonder Mountain String Band


Pioneers. Innovators. These are but a few of the monikers that Yonder Mountain String Band has worn since their inception. From the first Yonder shows in the fall of 1998 to their drive-in tour of 2020, this touring force has brought their adventurous musical spirit to countless venues for nearly a quarter century.


Yonder Mountain’s early success was fueled by their desire to make a sound distinctly their own, whether performed on crowded stages or selling out the hallowed Red Rocks Amphitheater. Their traditional take on bluegrass sound was fused with their diverse musical influences ranging anywhere from punk rock to the Grateful Dead.


The combination of the band’s unique personalities, extended musical improvisations, their jam band fan culture and their collaborative effort on writing and arranging original songs which span multiple genres—attracted more of a freewheeling jam crowd than the traditional bluegrass scene which, in turn, exposed a whole new generation of fans to Bluegrass.


No band that has stood the test of time is without transformation and Yonder Mountain has had their fair share of change. In 2014, Yonder Mountain and Jeff Austin announced they were parting ways. Austin went on to tour full time with his side project, The Jeff Austin Band, with a rotating lineup of musicians playing with him until his unexpected death in 2019.


Yonder's ninth studio album will be released in late 2021. It features founding members Adam Aijala on guitar, Ben Kaufmann on bass, Dave Johnston on banjo, alongside the 2015 addition of Allie Kral on fiddle, and newcomer, multi-instrumentalist Nick Piccininni handling duties on mandolin, second fiddle, and anything stringed.


Yonder Mountain String Band is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road; the result is music that doesn’t stand still, it’s always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground.





Dec
1 Wed
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Dawes

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
VIP PACKAGE: $135.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 11, 2021 10:00 AM to November 30, 2021 11:59 PM
VIP PACKAGE Public Onsale: June 8, 2021 10:00 AM to November 24, 2021 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 1, 2021 12:00 AM to December 1, 2021 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Dawes with Opening Act Erin Rae

From the first downbeat, Good Luck With Whatever, the seventh studio Album by the Los Angeles based rock band Dawes, sets a tone all its own. The album unfurls with the crunchy chordal cadence of what could only be Goldsmith’s guitar. As the band quickly hop their way aboard this rhythmic rail car, we find  ourselves thinking “Hey, these guys are pretty good. I’m so glad you dragged  me to see some live music!” — “Still Feel Like A Kid” serves as a reminder  that we all love a good filet, but there’s no shame in still ordering off the kids  menu from time to time. You can hear the eye contact in the room, you can see  the lyrics as they fly from Goldsmith’s mouth straight into your ears, you’ll find  yourself singing along to a song you’re hearing for the first time. It’s fresh, it’s  raw, it’s a four tiered seafood tower of all American ear candy. Think “I Don’t  Wanna Grow Up, I’m A Toys R Us Kid” meets “I Wanna Be Sedated”.  

Recorded at the historic RCA studios in Nashville Tennessee, the boys teamed  up with six time Grammy award winning producer Dave “Corn On The” Cobb  (Brandi, Jasi, Chrisi, Stergi, etc) and just decided to LET IT RIP. “We were out  in Nashville for just under 730 hours, or 1 human month” says bass player and  resident ‘problem child’ Wylie Gelber. “We wanted that sloth like urgency, that  cold heat, that all knowing curiosity. And me thinks that’s what we got.” The  arrangements are as lively as they are lovely, from the rapidly ruckus “Who Do  You Think You’re Talking To” to the robustly restrained “St. Augustine at Night”.  A culmination of their entire catalogue and career all wrapped up in nine tracks.  If you don’t know Dawes by now, you will never never never know them... 

Dawes Pre-Show Experience
•    One general admission ticket
•    Early venue entry
•    Exclusive pre-show Q&A with Dawes
•    Intimate pre-show soundcheck performance by Dawes
•    Group photograph with Dawes
•    Exclusive silkscreened tour poster signed by Dawes
•    Specially designed Dawes tote bag
•    Official pre-show laminate
•    Merchandise shopping before doors open to the general public
•    Limited availability

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Thank you for purchasing the Dawes Pre-Show Experience. *All package elements will be rendered invalid if resold. Name changes will only be issued at the sole discretion of Future Beat. Package purchasers will receive an email approximately (3) days prior to the show date with VIP details. Please note that the information provided at the time of purchase (e-mail and mailing address) is the same information that will be utilized for individual contact requirements. Future Beat, the artist, tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase. All packages and package contents are non-transferable; no refunds or exchanges; all sales are final. Package elements are subject to change at any time.  VIP merchandise items will be distributed at the show.  If you have any questions regarding your VIP package elements, please email info@future-beat.com.
$30.00 - $135.00
Mar
3 Thu
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Hiss Golden Messenger

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $21.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $24.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 11, 2021 10:00 AM to March 2, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 3, 2022 12:00 AM to March 3, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Hiss Golden Messenger with Special Guest TBA

I went looking for peace,” says songwriter M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger about his new album Quietly Blowing It, out June 25, 2021, on Merge Records. “It’s not exactly a record about the state of the world—or my world—in 2020, but more a retrospective of the past five years of my life, painted in sort of impressionistic hues. Maybe I had the presence of mind when I was writing Quietly Blowing It to know that this was the time to go as deep as I needed to in order to make a record like this. And I got the time required in order to do that.” He pauses and laughs ruefully. “I got way more time than I needed, actually.”

Quietly Blowing It was written and arranged by Taylor in his home studio—his 8’ × 10’ sanctuary packed floor to ceiling with books, records, and old guitars—as he watched the chaotic world spin outside his window. “Writing became a daily routine,” he explains, “and that was a ballast for me. Having spent so much time on the road over the past ten years, where writing consistently with any kind of flow can be tricky, it felt refreshing. And being in my studio, which is both isolated from and totally connected to the life of my family, felt appropriate for these songs.” Between March and June, Taylor wrote and recorded upwards of two dozen songs—in most cases playing all of the instruments himself—before winnowing the collection down and bringing them to the Hiss band. In July, the group of musicians, with Taylor in the production seat, went into Overdub Lane in Durham, NC for a week, where they recorded Quietly Blowing It as an organic unit honed to a fine edge from their years together on the road. “We all needed to be making that music together,” he recalls. “We’ve all spent so many years traveling all over the world, but in that moment, it felt cathartic to be recording those particular songs with each other in our own small hometown.”

Surrounding himself with a trusted cast of collaborators that includes Miller, songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov, songwriter and Tony Award–winning playwright Anaïs Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, Dawes’ brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, and his oldest musical confidant Scott Hirsch, Taylor has made his most audacious and hopeful work yet with Quietly Blowing It; it’s an album that speaks personal truth to this moment in which the old models of being feel broken and everything feels at stake. “I don’t know that the peace that I crave when I’m far from home exists, actually,” says Taylor. “It’s more complicated. I still don’t know what peace means for me, because I can be sitting on the couch watching a movie with my family and be completely tangled up in my head. But if I keep on doing my own personal work on myself—writing records like Quietly Blowing It—I have to think that I’m getting closer.”

$1 from every ticket goes to support the Durham Public Schools Foundation whose mission is to foster community support for public schools and invest in our students, educators, and families to ensure success and equity for every student.
Mar
4 Fri
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Los Lobos

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 9, 2020 8:50 AM to March 3, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 4, 2022 12:00 AM to March 4, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

ATTENTION:


The Los Lobos show that was rescheduled for March 5th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for March 4th, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 2/2/2021, please respond to the email sent through Eventbrite or Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. We appreciate your support for Los Lobos and Washington’s and we will see you all next year!




Los Lobos


“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band’s new album, Gates of Gold.


 


The stories on Gates of Gold are snapshots of experiences that Perez and his band mates have had, based on where they are emotionally and how they respond to evolving life circumstances. “We live out loud most of the time and share our life this way, but then there are more intrinsic things that happen, and our songs are part of the way we react to them. We sit down and basically tell people what has happened. We certainly didn’t start this project with aspirations to create the musical equivalent to great American literary works.”


 


After celebrating their 40th anniversary with the cleverly titled 2013 live album Disconnected In New York City, the hard working, constantly touring band – David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – leaps headfirst into their fifth decade with an invitation to join them as they open fresh and exciting new Gates of Gold, their first full length studio album since 2010’s Tin Can Trust (a Grammy nominee for Best Americana Album) and second with Savoy/429 Records.


 


The dynamic songwriting, deeply poetic lyrics, thoughtful romantic and spiritual themes and eclectic blend of styles on the 11 track collection has resulted in an American saga in the rich literary tradition of legendary authors John Steinbeck and William Faulkner. Yet true to form, these typically humble musical wolves started in on the project without any grand vision or musical roadmap. Over 30 years after Los Lobos’ major label breakthrough How Will The Wolf Survive? - their 1984 album that ranks #30 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s – their main challenge when they get off the road and head back into the studio is, as Berlin says, “trying not to do stuff we’ve already done. To a certain extent, we are always drawing from the same multi-faceted paint box, and we sound like what we sound like. We’re proud of what we feel is an honest body of work. We just want to keep finding new ways to say things.”


 


In the band’s early recording days - those years just before and after “La Bamba,” their worldwide crossover hit from the 1987 film which reached #1 on the U.S. and UK singles chart - they prepared for album recording sessions with top producers like T-Bone Burnett with pre- production that included multiple rehearsals and “outlining” what the project was going to be.


 


 


 



Mar
21 Mon
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The Tallest Man on Earth

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 9, 2020 8:55 AM to March 21, 2022 9:00 PM

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ATTENTION:


The Tallest Man on Earth show that was rescheduled for March 18th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for Monday, March 21st, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 2/2/2021, please respond to the email sent through Eventbrite or the Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. We appreciate your support for The Tallest Man on Earth and Washington’s and we will see you all next year!




The Tallest Man on Earth


On April 19th, 2019, The Tallest Man On Earth released his first album in 4 years. I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream. was written, produced and engineered by Kristian Matsson and was recorded almost entirely in his apartment in Brooklyn, NY.


When asked for some insight into the album, Matsson says “Here’s what I can tell you: Of course there are some love songs and then there are some other songs. Making the album I was thinking a lot about the lenses we view our lives through and that, for some reason, our worst tendencies seem to be carried out so loudly, while our best can go unnoticed. I’ve come to realize that some of the most powerful, most inspiring moments in my life have been the most subtle and that so often the thing that deserves my attention, is trying the least to get it.”


In recent years Matsson has undertaken single oriented projects that incorporate writing, producing and self releasing songs and videos in regular intervals, often with purposefully intense deadlines. He’s described finding inspiration in the entire process, and in particular in the satisfaction of making something and having it out quickly. For listeners and viewers the fascination has been in watching an artist work through his life, in problems and celebrations large and small, putting his thoughts out into the world while he’s still processing them himself and watching them evolve over time.




May
13 Fri
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Southern Culture on the Skids

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $23.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 13, 2022 12:00 AM to May 13, 2022 10:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 9, 2020 10:15 AM to May 12, 2022 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


ATTENTION:


The Southern Culture on the Skids show rescheduled for May 15th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for May 13th, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 2/24/2021, please respond to the email sent through Eventbrite or Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. We appreciate your support for Southern Culture on the Skids, and Washington’s and we will see you all next year!




Southern Culture on the Skids


Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years. The band’s musical journey has taken them from all-night NC house parties to late night network talk shows, and from performing at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to rockin’ out for the inmates at NC Correctional Facilities. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll.


SCOTS’ DIY roots go all the way back to the days of making cassette demos in the dirt floor basement of the original band house. “It was a beat down house we found in the woods, covered in kudzu vines”, Rick recalls. “We hunkered down there and came up with the sound and ideas we’ve been refining and tweaking ever since; a blue plate special of musical genres, all mixed together to give up new flavors and combinations.”

Opening Act: Dressy Bessy


"This album comes out 20 years after our first one," guitarist John Hill says of Dressy Bessy's second Yep Roc Records release, Fast Faster Disaster. "20 years in and we're better than ever.  Tammy's songwriting and performance are as vital as ever.  She's the genuine article and one of the strongest, most talented women I know."


 


"This is the most selfless record I've ever written," asserts frontwoman Tammy Ealom. "In the past, the bulk of my songwriting was inspired by something or someone who'd pissed me off. Writing a song about it made me feel like I was getting the last word, case closed in my mind. With this album, each song was written for someone or something I love."


 


Fast Faster Disaster makes it clear that, two decades from the band's seminal D.I.Y. beginnings, Tammy Ealom's distinctive songcraft remains as sharp as ever. The Denver combo's second Yep Roc release, and their second since the seven-year recording hiatus that preceded 2016's KINGSIZED, Fast Faster Disaster's new songs affirm Tammy Ealom's career-long commitment to barbed lyrical insight and effortlessly catchy melodies.




May
14 Sat
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THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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ATTENTION:


The THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS show that was rescheduled for June 19th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for Saturday May 14th, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show or refunds are available at the point of purchase. Anyone who purchased a ticket on or before 2/24/2021, please respond to the email sent through Eventbrite or Box Office (check spam if not found) with any refund requests. We appreciate your support for THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS and Washington’s and we will see you all next year!




In honor of the album that made them an international act, They Might Be Giants is celebrating Flood's 30th anniversary in 2022 by performing the album, in its entirety, on stages in select cities across the US. The show is "an evening with" and TMBG will play two full sets with their barnstorming live band featuring the show-stopping Curt Ramm on trumpet. How will it be presented? In sequence, in reverse sequence, alphabetical, or mixed into additional repertoire? It could be different on any given night. But, in addition to Flood, the song selection in the “evening with” show will span the band's entire career from early favorites to brand new tracks, as well as the live improvisations that have become a highlight of TMBG shows.


ABOUT FLOOD


Before Alternative Rock, when rock dinosaurs still roamed the earth, They Might Be Giants crawled out of the primordial performance art scene of the Lower East Side and on to the college rock scene with a series of breakthrough songs and best-selling albums. Vaulted into the national scene by a series of highly creative videos, the band ultimately garnered the attention of the powerhouse major-label Elektra Entertainment. Collaborating with British hit-makers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, as well as emerging indie engineers Roger Moutenot and Patrick Dillett, the band embarked on an album that would leave their lo-fi roots behind in exchange for a sonic adventure to be called Flood. Embraced by critics and audiences alike, the 19-song album would go on to go platinum and garner a clutch of timeless favorites for the band including "Birdhouse in Your Soul," "Your Racist Friend," "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," "Particle Man," "Dead," and many others.







 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
May 14, 2022

132 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO
United States